Saturday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5K Run: Start off the festival by participating in the annual Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5 Kilometer Run. Utilizing a unique course, you’ll view the scenic beauty of Oyster Bay. For more information or entry forms, email Mike Polansky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-349-7646 or visit www.theglirc.org. Cost: $18 TOB resident/$21 pre-registered/50 percent off kids under 16/$25 day-of registration. On South Street, downtown Oyster Bay.
NY Islanders: Members of the Islanders ICE Tour will be visiting the Oyster Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Islanders Slap Shot Booth along with the Prize Wheel will be set up for fans to try their luck on.
NYCFC and Rough Riders: New York City Football Club and the Rough Riders are hosting free soccer clinics for kids ages 5-14. In addition, Rough Riders Academy youth teams will be showcasing their talents in New York City Football Club Affiliate Development League matches throughout the day. The Rough Riders Soccer Club is Long Island’s hometown soccer franchise since 1993. The Rough Riders have entered a youth development partnership with New York City Football Club, Major League Soccer’s newest franchise.
Sunday, Oct. 16
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. NFL Punt Pass Kick-Long Island Championships: NFL PP&K, the oldest grassroots initiative at the NFL, continues to reach children ages 6 to15 and allows them to experience the fun of learning football fundamentals in an engaging and supportive non-contact environment. The Oyster Festival will be hosting the Long Island Championships on Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Artificial Turf Field at Theodore Roosevelt Park. 150 of the top student athletes from across Long Island will be traveling to Oyster Bay to compete for ten spots and advance to the NY Jets team competition. To qualify for the championship event, visit www.nfkppk.com and register for a local qualifying event. Winners from the local events will be invited to advance to the Championship round. The formal awards ceremony will take place at the food court stage at 11:30 a.m.
LI Lizards: Calling all lacrosse fans: Here’s your chance to interact with the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse, who will be attending this year’s Oyster Festival. Stop by the Turf Field to participate in their “fastest shot” challenge. Kids of all ages are welcome to join. You’ll get a chance to meet and take pictures with Lazer, the team mascot.